“PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” the latest exhibit organized by Andrew Bolton for The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, opens to the public tomorrow. The press got a first look today. And I have a feeling reactions will be mixed. (The International Herald Tribune‘s Suzy Menkes already panned the exhibit for being too “sanitized and bloodless.”) Here’s why:
The Met Ball is like the Oscars for the fashion industry: all the best people in all the best dresses.
This year’s theme, punk, presents an interesting conundrum: will people go all out, liberty spikes and Givenchy nose rings and all, or just throw some studs on a Chanel suit and call it pseudo-punk?
We’re hoping for the former, and so in the spirit of going the distance, we’ve picked out our favorite punk fashions and paired them with Met Ball regulars like Anna Wintour and Julianne Moore and some fantasy guests (Bjork, anyone?).
Click through to see the looks we want to see on the red carpet, and let us know what you’re hoping for in the comments.
Wanna be adorable? Then click through to shop the the best pinafore dresses around in a variety of price points and styles.
The first official day of “spring” is tomorrow. Apparently. (With another snow day yesterday we’re starting to doubt spring will ever come.) Even though the weather is still kind of miserable, we’ve already started our spring shopping lists. Here’s what we’re all craving if warmer weather ever happens. Fingers crossed.
Read on for our round up of the top ten trends from Paris Fashion Week.
‘The infinity of tailoring’ was how Rei Kawakubo summed up her stellar, ambitious, and at times emotional fall 2013 collection for Comme des Garçons.
The classic men’s suit, the kind you’d find on Saville Row, was the foundation and from that basic building block came endless variations:
Marc Jacobs usually prefers a kilt or a sheer lacy dress for events, but he switched it up this season by wearing PJs for his runway finale walks. This did not go unnoticed by Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley, himself a proponent of comfortable luxury.
A discussion between Talley and Jacobs on the awesomeness of pajamas follows which is… awesome.
From Versace inspired by Johnny Rotten to Karl Lagerfeld’s version of Sid Vicious, see how punk and high fashion came together for the Met’s upcoming Costume Institute exhibit.
The men’s shows are ovah and it’s on to the spring couture shows. We had our contributor Long Nguyen, co-founder and style director of Flaunt, front row taking it all in. Here are his reports from the menswear shows at Lanvin, Comme des Garçons, Dior Homme, and the man of the hour, Thom Browne.
What do you do? Doing visuals at IF boutique
What was the last thing you bought? A Comme des Garçons skirt.
What would you never be caught wearing? Dolce & Gabbana.
What can you never say no to? Comme des Garçons, it’s a problem.
What are you currently obsessed with?